VIVO

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$30 and under
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Vegetarian / Vegan

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The word VIVO originates from the Latin vīvō and means 'alive' or 'to live'. Our eco-friendly menu offers vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free options. In an attempt to try and limit the invasive population of lionfish in our waters, we are happy to also offer a tasty selection of lionfish dishes. From farm-to-table we select our ingredients with the greatest care, to serve you organic, natural, healthy and delicious food prepared with passion and positive energy. This is our mission!
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Montreal
39 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Went at night, closed not long after I got there. Not light up, so you won't see the water, which is too bad. Pad Thai was AMAZING, I have rarely eaten something so tasty. Try it!

SM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food reasonably priced. The Chicken Parmigiana was lightly breaded and crispy. Linguini and clams was prepared well and was delicious.

K
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I came at 5:30 on a Sunday and we were the only people in the outdoor restaurant—it was so peaceful. The view of the ocean was beautiful, our server was very sweet, and the food was absolutely delicious. My daughter got the Antipasto Misto—the mushroom carpaccio was amazing—and I had the Pad Thai. A bit hot outside, but otherwise a truly wonderful experience.

WF
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Outdoor seating only. Be prepared to sweat. Have the server repeat your order multiple times. We had multiple order issues. We asked if they had soy sauce...server said yes...and brought out malt vinegar. Great to see a vegetarian restaurant on the island, as I have been vegetarian for over eight years...I only wish that their food was good. Also if you drink a lot of water...ask for a pitcher. Otherwise, I wish you lots of luck on getting a refill. I gave up after asking the two servers each twice over thirty minutes.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place overlooking water. Food was amazing. Service was great. It’s a small, homey, setting with basic dining setup that just hits the mark. Don’t expect fine dining china here but look forward to rustic, wooden, setup.

AB
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful, scenic breathtaking view. Friendly staff and lion fish is the main meat option but vegan and vegetarian 🌱 dishes are amazing

KK
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular views, cuisine and service! Perfect way to spend a rainy day while under cover from the elements. My vegetarian curry was divine and can’t wait to return!

d
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great vegan food. My favorite coconut bacon yum. My husband had the Lion Fish. It was so good we went back again. Highly recommend. View is pretty and Surreal.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Vegan selection of local foods was fantastic. Casual, and rustic seaside ambiance. Worth a visit, for fish lovers, they have the best selection of Lionfish on the Island, cooked several ways.

AA
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning place with amazing food! The seitan Parmesan was the best I’ve had. Would highly recommend for vegans and omnivores alike.

e
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We walked down to see the sapphire waters from the dock between courses. VegChicken Parmesan was outstanding, and the carrot cake we took to go was still awesome after two days in our hotel fridge. Definitely will return.

JN
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a superb meal at Vivo. Been several times and took family visiting from the UK who are vegans.
They couldn’t fault the food.
The Couple coconut calamari was to die for!
The Lionfish one has to try! They do s fabulously tasty Lionfish curry.
Can’t wait to return!

f
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to vivo four times during our stay in the caymans. Love the “calamari” and “ceviche “ apps. For entres, we really liked the Burmese Tofu and the pad Thai. Coconut rice is crazy good

f
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

VIVO is a whole food plant based restaurant that also serves lion fish for ecological reasons. Great restaurant with excellent vegan food but can at least accommodate non-vegans with the lion fish.

ML
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved VIVO so much we went back the next day. You can't beat the view. Very intimate but not pretentious. Food was fresh and delicious. Best rum punch ever and the organic wine was also very fine. I was happy to be able to have gluten free options.

OT
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Mostly vegan menu. Went there to try lionfish and it was good. If your vegan or want to try lionfish go!

M
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious and very tasty vegetarian food right on the ocean. Casual place with friendly staff , eggs come from their local farm, they make their own jam, a very nice experience overall :)

TR
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three times we ate here during this years visit to Grand Cayman. We have visited on a previous holiday.
It's the one restaurant I have eaten that convinces me I could spend six nights a week as a Vegan.

GE
London
11 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Great food, beautiful ocean view, warm friendly service.

J
Berlin
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent almost vegan restuarant. The vegan calamari, made from green coconut, was a revelation. I want to learn how to mkae it. the beetroot hummus was novel and good. The only 'meat' served is lionfish - we both had the lionfish ackee. Again excellent. To top it all beer from the 'other' Cayman brewery, 1815, is served - knocks caybrew into a cocked hat!

S
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and Miki was an amazing host. Love the intent behind his culinary mission. A must go to (again and again) when you're on the island.

K
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved watching the sunset from their tranquil perch. Food was good but pricey!

f
Naples
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb lion fish. With fried potatoes that were to die for. Beautiful view of the water. Friendly service.

B
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We very much enjoyed VIVO. Would definitely visit again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot. We did lunch but I’m sure it has a great sunset.

SL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Menu choices on the website were not available and staff not willing to adapt. Less than 30 minutes into our time there we were told the kitchen was closing and did we want to order anything else? They accepted the reservation. This was at 845pm

UW
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vivo had great vegetarian options and was a great change of pace as we had local fish all other nights of the vacation. They have many interesting dishes and the coconut cake for dessert was fantastic.

S
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always incredible food and staff- with the most amazing views!

S
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vivo is amazing. Exceptional food, exquisite presentation and outstanding staff. Oh, and the view is breathtaking! Even if you aren’t vegan, this place is a must try restaurant. We love everything about it!

MK
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

VIVO is our go to restaurant on Grand Cayman! It is a healthy alternative while still offering a variety of mouth watering dishes. It is located next to a dive spot on island affording it a gorgeous view of the sea. The menu is eclectic and everything we have tried has been outstanding! The service is wonderful and because of the excellent food, location and service, has become quite popular. We recommend booking a reservation!

PH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Half the menu is lion fish, but there is a lion fish shortage on GC so somewhat disappointing. Vegan dishes are good but not enough to go back.

AN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative and delicious vegetarian food. Staff was warm and efficient. Setting is quiet, beautiful and unique.

MG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Really adorable and creative restaurant with good food and friendly service. Would have been much more highly rated had it not been for the value. Three house juices. Three appetizers. Two orders pad Thai one order tofu and two desserts. No alcoholic beverages and a bill of $200us.

FN
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vegan restaurant. The food and drinks were excellent. Even my non vegan friend enjoyed it.

L
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 1

This was our return visit to Vivo - we ate here last year when visiting Grand Cayman. There isn’t much ambiance, as it is a small cafe near the DiveTech dive shop. The food is vegan plus lion fish (sustainable). We were the only ones there at 1PM so reservations are entirely unnecessary. What we did notice is while the menu expanded from last year, prices have gone up at least 30-40% for most dishes. We spent about 40CI between the two of us last year, which was fine, but at 65CI for roughly the same meal, we will not be returning. There are better options elsewhere on the island.

JL
New England
15 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It always amazes me to find vegan food that taste this good. The menu also offers an easy way to identify vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and pescatarian options. Staff is very friendly and available to explain any details. Everything is freshly prepared, therefore it takes a bit longer, however it's totally worth the wait as each dish is a fantastic creation.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving

N
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of Our favorite vegan restaurant on island. Amazing food.

M
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is vegan but you would never know it. Every dish, especially the “calamari”, is scrumptious and healthy. Great place.

NJ
Cincinnati
65 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

VIVO was awesome. I selected this place based on my wife's appreciation of eclectic food, but in reviewing the menu beforehand I had no expectation of really enjoying the food given my preferences. I was really glad to be proven wrong. Each dish was excellent, the service was outstanding, and both the cocktail and wine were quite a treat. Just a really cool place. Will definitely return the next time we have the chance.

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